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Itchy mole! what does it mean?

Itchy mole! what does it mean?

Itchy Mole : An itchy mole can be a symptom of melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer. However, you have to take into consideration other factors that may be causing your mole to itch. Are you using a new laundry detergent? Do you use lotion that contains fragrances or other chemicals that is irritating the skin? Think about what products you use and how they may cause skin irritation. See your derm asap! ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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If you have had mole for ages and it strts to get itchy what does that mean?

If you have had mole for ages and it strts to get itchy what does that mean?

Itchy mole: A mole with recent changes of any one of the following; itching, bleeding, change in color or size, assymetry, irregular borders, needs to be checked out. Go see your dermatologist! ...Read more

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Does itchy moles necessary means melanoma?

Does itchy moles necessary means melanoma?

1 symptom: It can actually be a symptom. Follow A, B, C, D. Asymmetry-can you cut the lesion in half and have 2 mirror images. Border-is it irregular? Color-any changes? Diameter-larger than 6 mm? ...Read more

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Does a dry itchy raised new mole always mean cancer?

Does a dry itchy raised new mole always mean cancer?

Itchy : Not every itchy mole is cancerous. Not every raised mole is cancerous. With that said it is a good idea to have a mole that is changing(raised) and symptomatic (itchy) evaluated by a dermatologist to make sure it is not cancerous. ...Read more

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Should an itchy mole be of concern?

Should an itchy mole be of concern?

Itchy mole: A mole that was not itching initially but becomes itchy is of concern. Any change like increase in size, darkening of the color, ulceration or bleeding make a lesion suspicious for possible skin cancer. ...Read more

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I have a dark itchy mole on my back should I be worried?

Need evaluation : The abcde criteria may help here. Check asymmetry, border irregularity, color variation, diameter bigger than a pencil eraser, and evolution/change. The more atypical findings, the more concerning. Dark moles are always worth checking. ...Read more

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I suddenly got an itchy mole (1cm or 3/8 inch) on my back?

I suddenly got an itchy mole (1cm or 3/8 inch) on my back?

See your doctor.: Most such moles are benign, but have your doctor look at it since it seems to concern you. The reassurance will be worth it, and if it does not look right, he can help you get a referral to a dermatologist if necessary. Best wishes! ...Read more

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My son has a new itchy mole on his back. He is 7. Should i worry?

My son has a new itchy mole on his  back. He is 7. Should i worry?

Might be...: Most moles are painless and do not itch. Is it possible it is an insect bite or something else under the skin? Best to have this checked out by his pediatrician. ...Read more

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Nevi (Definition)

Nevi is a clinical finding for a pigmented area of skin, such as ...Read more